Thursday, October 29, 2009

Treasury

So apearently, being on Etsy's Treasury is a big deal, cause you need alot of perseverance to get on there. So I waited patiently, throughout the last couple of days untill the numbers went under 333 (which is the limit for treasury lists) and now I present to you my list . HOORAH!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I like taking walks, sometimes they turn into power-walks but generaly I like using my legs to roam around. I suppose it has a lot to do with the fact I grew up in a village but I feel that living in this city, that I love, Tel-Aviv, has made my fondness of walking even bigger. A nice thing about walking around is an ability to actually really look at things, whatever they are. I can't count the amount of times I spotted really weird/crazy/awesome/sweet thing just because I JUST went out walking, things I would never have seen if I was in a rush or not by foot. An extra thing walking around in a city gives you is a certain amount of voyeurism. Now don't get me wrong, I don't spy on people or anything like that, but you get a certain sense of wanting to look through the window-shades, even if they are 15 feet above you.
Since the last time I moved apartments (which was about a month and a half ago I guess) I've grown a thing for looking at buildings - Looking for an apartment does that to you (that and reading "Fountainhead"). I look at building enetries, mailboxes, porches (closed and open), plants who grow on these buildings or people who keep nice plants at their windows. I would walk around and say "I wanna live there" if I liked a certain feature of something I saw (whether the apartment itself was crappy or not was of no importance to me) and even though I live in a pretty cool apartment now, I still "look" for an apartment while walking around.
That's my little snippet of the day. The pictures about are of a pretty simple street in an area I really like. The building itself looks a little rundown but the vegetation is just bea-utiful.
Have a great weekend

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Louis Vuitton, I Like You.






Spring 2010, Ready-to-Wear
borrowed nicely from style.com

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Favorite Three

From Etsy in general and from items uploaded to my Etsy shop this past week:

(left to right)
1. Source 2. Source 3. Source (and she's having an awesome sale for her 26th birthday - MAZAL TOV!)



Friday, October 23, 2009

Quiet morning

WOW. What a week! I finished the run of the play I was in last night and I pretty much can't believe I did. It's been such an intense few months, especially with school also starting this past week. I've been very tired and busy and I was kind of fearful my body couldn't take it but I made it. AND we won first place out of the 7 plays that participated in the festival so that was a sweet thing - I'm very happy about that. I still don't have any pictures from the play, but I hope to get some because as should be, I was wearing a vintage dress (it was mine actually, but it suited my character so well).

I've got a lot of stuff to do this weekend - some are school related, but most are etsy shop related. I've been reading at any spare moment I had this week about how to make my shop look better and I'm planning on taking care of that and hopefully making a little update. In the meanwhile I will leave you with two pictures - one of the funnest things I've done this week is go through things we brought from an estate sale - I love going through and sorting and the such. There were some beautiful finds, which I could not put on film because I was in a rush - but I think these pictures show alot :) Have a great weekend.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Shop UPDATE

Vintage draped tulle little black evening dress

Vintage blue & white bow hat
Sorry I haven't been able to blog. As I mentioned, a play i'm in is on twice every night for the next week and school has started again so I'm pretty busy and doing very little besides those two things. I will blablabla soon enough!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Shop UPDATE

Polyester black & white St. Michael scarf

Uni-sex wine-colored shirt with upside-down triangle pattern

get here

New beginings

Today a new school year has started and it will be my final year as a theatre student at collage. Kind of scary to be honest. Well I have a little lunch break before I have two back to back shows to perform in tonight (and for the rest of the week) but I just thought I'd drop in a line saying good luck to me and to anyone starting something new AND to make an official announcment: You might have noticed something new on the right bar..... I'VE OPENED MY ETSY SHOP! Well there are only 7 items because I'm so busy but I will be adding more shortly. People have already been popping in and looking at the stuff posted and I am waiting paitiantly for my first buying costumer. I would love some feedback if you have any!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Winter?... no?

I feel a little frustrated by seeing all my favorite bloggers writing or posting pictures about winter arriving and how cold it is and how is pouring while here, it's pretty much hot and humid. I love winter, with every fiber in me. I love the gloomy feeling it gives you, I like that it's darker and colder, I like the clothes, I like the food, the smells. I guess the only thing that really bothers me about winter is the wind, but I can live with it. I just need to pin my hair tightly.

Today I walked half-way across Tel-Aviv in order to attend a (as it turned out) pretty great vintage sale so I could get some new stuff for the shop. I found quite a few. Anyway, there were a few ways to get there by foot and I decided to walk through the back streets and I'm very glad I did so. Even though it's hot and VERY humid and I walked for about 35 minutes there and back, I have to say - this city is so beautiful - it takes my breathe away. There are so many special things about it, and I'm so glad I live here. I actually am going to post about it, but at a later time since I'm quite busy at the moment and can't dedicate the right amount of time to it.

What am I busy with you ask? Well a play i'm in is debuting tomorrow evening so I've been rehersing my ass off these past months. Also, our etsy shop will soon be open and I'm working very hard on it - I hope I'll announce it's grand opening shortly. I don't have pictures of the finds from todays sale but I do have a couple from a sale I attended yesterday - HAVE A GREAT WEEK!



left: my finds, right: for the shop: four 70's knit sweaters

Friday, October 16, 2009

A good heritage

Recently, my moshav (which is sort of hebrew for "village") celebrated it's 60th birthday so we had this big show and exhibition of clothes and pictures and of sorts of agriculture oriented tools and among all these things I found something I hadn't seen before - a picture of my grandparents (who have both passed away quite a few years ago) at a dance or something of the sort.


Besides seeing a beautiful picture of a beautiful couple, I was so pleased in a silly way by how they were both dressed and drooled over my grandmother's outfit - the sheer tulle dress and strappy sandles that look so glamourous - even more so while knowing my grandparents were not wealthy people. I have a few of my grandmothers clothes but this dress has escaped me. I think though, that not being able to ask them about the event and the clothes now, after I've seen this picture, bugs me quite a bit more.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Surprise in the mail!

Today's post comes as a funny part 2 to yesterday's. My parents came to visit me baring with them a package from the lovely (recently) Mrs. Solanah. Besides being one heck of a stylish lady, she also has an amazing etsy shop from which I bought two (accordingly) amazing vintage dresses. Talking about packaging and thank-you notes, Solanah's was a very sweet one, she even added a cute little crochet piece. So thank you Solanah!



right: 1960 pleaded pink dress with matching belt
left: purple and pink nylon shirtdress

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giving thanks

Hopefully, later this week I will be opening my etsy vintage shop (which is quite the exciting event) and as part of my preparation, I was thinking about thank you notes. Overall packaging is quite important issue - I know that when I order something and get it through the mail it's as if I got a present and I want it to look exactly like one. The thank you note is the finale touch, something personal from you, the seller that shows your appreciation. I have some thoughts brewing in my head, I will post pictures after I have something put together. In the meanwhile I found some pretty cute thank you notes sold on etsy itself:

Sunday, October 11, 2009

The RIGHT kind of man



I don't know if you've seen this. I saw it a while ago and was so impressed. I like to do my part of things, I recycle, I buy as much fresh ORGANIC fruit and vedgtables I can find, I try to save water and electricity, I have hardly used any plastic bags for a few years now - I even made a special decorated one for my boyfriend so he wouldn't use any. I don't however know, how this guy is actually able to do it 100%. It really makes you wonder about what kind of life you're leading and what kind of impact you have on people around you and on your natural surroundings..

Finds of the day

Well, yesterday actually. I got a chance to go to the store for a little while and of course found a few goodies:


1. Vintage red & cream floral buttoned blouse
2. Whine colored buttoned blouse with peter-pan collar 3. Black Aristo-Shmat maxi dress



Am I the only one who still adores post-its, notepads and notebooks even though we live in a computersized era?

Two fruitshaped sticky notes - find here
- very strangely all of this store's items have disapeared from etsy. Shame.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Finds of the day

My mother owns a second-hand store. It's a partnership, which consists of our two families being very involved, doing every odd job around, throughout the years. I can honestly say, that beyond being a 98% source of food for my closet, this store has helped me define my sense of style.
As the years went by I also become one of the store's buyers. I go to houses and vintage sales - I really love it. It pretty must consists everything I want in a job: clothes, shopping (with money that isn't mine MAH-HA-HA) and flexible hours. Getting paid for something I love doing isn't too bad either.

Yeterday I went to a vintage sale and got some pretty nice items (for myself and the store), these are my picks:

1. Vintage black & gold sailor buttoned shirt 2. Sea-green Vintage dress with wooden buttons 3. Floral vintage dress

After having quite a successful shopping experience I was suppose to go to a great sale we have in Tel-Aviv every season or so but my legs were killing me (vintage heals need to be broken in as well apparently...) so I went home and I sure am glad I did because I can across this beautiful thing:

This is my 3rd year in Tel-Aviv and try as I may, I've never found anything worth taking on the streets except for books. The front bar is broken but it's nothing some wood glue wouldn't fix! HOORAY! I'm so delighted.
Have a great week!